A heartfelt and witty debut about feeling different and finding acceptance--beyond the rules.
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"-in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kbuffum13 - LibraryThing
Catherine has a brother who has autism. she has difficulty with the attention from their parents that he gets. But she also hates when he acts out in public because she is worried of other peoples ... Read full review
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Catherine has a brother with autism. David sometimes does this that embarrass his sister. SO in order for David to not be embarrassing Catherine came up with rules for then they are in public that ... Read full review